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Cherry Health honored by city

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It’s National Health Center Week. A week meant to raise awareness of the mission and accomplishments of community health centers nationwide. A local health center is being honored by the city of Grand Rapids.

In celebration of National Health Center Week which wraps up on Saturday, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss issued a proclamation honoring Cherry Health for its vital role in shaping the future of local health care.

A news release says, National Health Center Week is an annual celebration dedicated to raising awareness of the mission and accomplishments of community health centers nationwide. This year’s theme is “Community Health Centers: The Chemistry for Strong Communities.”

Cherry Health President and CEO Tasha Blackmon says quote, “During this week, we celebrate the unique value health centers bring to the communities we serve,” she adds, “Health centers, like Cherry Health, ensure barrier-free access to comprehensive, quality health care regardless of an individual’s insurance status or ability to pay.” End quote.

Established in 1988, Cherry Health is the state’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center, providing comprehensive, health care services to more than 60,000 patients each year who may not otherwise have access.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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